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Hop on board and scoot, rattle 'n' roll

I like riding high and dry, clean and green but pedestrians can be roadblocks

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You cannot put into words the joy when you ride home in peak-hour traffic at 5.30pm, passing a sea of marooned cars while secretly gloating, all of them bygones of an earlier era as you ease silently, futuristically, happily, but perhaps rather slowly, past.

JULES Winnfield, Samuel L Jackson's trigger-happy character in Pulp Fiction, says: "The path of the e-scooter rider is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of terrible road users."

All right, not really. (He was talking about "the righteous man"). But that's...

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